Epic Pen Alternatives for Linux

    Epic Pen is not available for Linux but there are a few alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Ardesia, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to Epic Pen and four of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Epic Pen are Gromit-MPX (Free, Open Source), Pylote (Free) and ScreenPen (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 18, 2021

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Ardesia is an usefull software for use your desktop as a Sketchpad. You can write, markup and erase, also, of course, you can use your desktop as normal desktop. Also you can record your desktop. Excellent for teachers, and tutors.


      According to website, no new version since 2012, latest issue reported was 2015.
      Just tested in Ubuntu 18.04, doesn't work. Was also reported to not work in Ubuntu 14.04.

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      Ardesia vs Epic Pen opinions
      Most users think Ardesia is a great alternative to Epic Pen.
      Draw, record and have fun!
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      because it helps me make my videos better.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

    1. Gromit-MPX is an on-screen annotation tool that works with any Unix desktop environment under X11 as well as Wayland.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Python
      Pylote is a software making it possible to draw on the screen of the computer, like handling various instruments of geometry. It is a software multiplateforme, free (license GNU GPL), made in Python (computer programming language) and PyQt for the graphical interface.
    2. Screen annotation software which allows drawing directly on the screen. It is an open source and multiplatform (all systems that support Python) alternative to tools such as Epic Pen.
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